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Friday Link Pack

A Regrettable Click

3 Benefits of Learning How to Code

Magic

Sometimes, magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect. — Raymond Joseph Teller

Friday Link Pack

Friday Link Pack is a weekly pack of links to articles, videos and resources I found over the week. This week, it starts with a TEDx Talk video of Will Stephen named How to sound smart on your TEDx Talk.

The Gandalf Syndrome

Pretty often, book [or movie or series] characters push others to get things done — to get the most out of themselves.

These characters seem to be powerful, wise, and to have done great things before, but they don’t really exemplify it. They don’t take action.

Instead, they motivate others to pursue their goals. Goals that — while seemingly impossible at first — are achieved in the end. Even when those others thought they were not capable of doing it.

Is someone motivating you to achieve your goals? And, more important, who are you motivating?

'What You Really Needed'

Anne Lamott in Bird by Bird:

Writing has so much to give, so much to teach, so many surprises. That thing you had to force yourself to do—the actual act of writing—turns out to be the best part. It's like discovering that while you thought you needed the tea ceremony for the caffeine, what you really needed was the tea ceremony. The act of writing turns out to be its own reward.